Since it opened for play in 1965, the golf course at Southmoor Golf Club has fielded all manner of hooks, slices, shanks, and mishits on its 18-hole course. It's also seen its fair share of sunk putts and once-in-a-lifetime strikes, which keep golfers returning to its 18-hole, par 69 layout. It checks in at 5,205 yards from the longest of two sets of tees, making it an accessible golfing arena for players who are just starting out or can't remember which is their dominant hand.
Initially conceived of in 1987 as a way for an avid paintball player and his friends to acquire discounted merchandise, Lone Wolf Paintball swiftly evolved into a multi-location business throughout Michigan. One year after opening, Bristol Apple Orchard in Almont accommodated the budding business with its first playing field. These days, an indoor field allows for year-round paintball. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility encompasses a speedball field with artificial turf, which spectators can observe from viewing areas including a second-story observation deck. Referees ensure that each player competes safely.
At best, the thought of playing soccer on a crisp winter day in Michigan makes your teeth chatter. At worst, it's unfathomable. Luckily, Grand Blanc Soccerzone offers up a solution to sports fiends singing the Midwest wintertime blues: an indoor facility that keeps you sheltered from inclement weather year-round.
Players of all ages storm the turf pitch in pursuit of friendly competition, fundamentals, or some really cool turf stains. Teams join the competition as a unit, while independent players can sign up to form a squad with other solo soccer gurus. Besides a quality turf surface, the field is also walled in, providing the feel of a professional indoor soccer league. For those seeking to improve on-the-ball skills, instructors lead programs to perfect everything from dribbling and passing to goaltending and shooting.
The designers of Playland Fun Center wanted to create attractions that engaged the entire family. So they ensured that their 18-hole mini-golf course enthralled both tiny putters and adults by including a looming T-Rex, oversized penguin in a top hat, and large pink bunny rabbit that resembles mature weatherman Willard Scott. Pink and green speed mobiles zip drivers around a curvy course bordered by wind-swept grass and a streaming creek, while indoors the arcade glows in the light of video games and air-hockey tables. A team of cooks mans Bonkers Pizzeria, serving families large slices and pitchers of pop before sending them off to troll the terrifying halls of the on-site haunted house.
Though it may be the decorative centerpiece of a miniature golf course, there is nothing miniature about the waterfall at Lake Nepessing Golfland. The perpetually gushing rock formation looms above the emerald putting circuit, casting a mist into the air that cools down golfers as they attempt pressure-packed putts or handle golf balls fresh from the microwave. In addition to its Lilliputian links, the family fun center helps golfers groom their swings with a lighted driving range that offers both grass and artificial turf hitting areas. A staff of instructors roams the driving bays, doling out instruction and video-based swing analysis.
The thrum of humming engines fills Lake Nepessing Golfland’s grounds, emanating from the center’s outdoor go-kart track. The track is lighted for after-sunset racing, and guests can choose to drive solo or ride along friends, family, or adopted mannequins in a tandem kart.
The Dance Studio's instructors start by building a foundation. Teaching ballet and tap to students as young as 3, they instill solid techniques into students' muscle memories, setting them up to build on these skills throughout their lives. Teachers nurture a welcoming, noncompetitive environment, and are selected both for their dance prowess and their ability to serve as role models to their young charges. Locations in both Grand Blanc and Clio ensure that dancers have two places to practice their tour jetés or accidentally forget their tutus.